Maps to the Stars

Synopsis: The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Stafford is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Cristina mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie, 13, a child star. One of Stafford's clients, Havana, is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother, Clarice, a star in the 60s. Clarice is dead now and visions of her come to haunt Havana at night... Adding to the toxic mix, Benjie has just come off a rehab program he joined when he was 9 and his sister, Agatha, has recently been released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania and befriended a limo driver Jerome who is also an aspiring actor.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): David Cronenberg
Production: Focus Features
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 19 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

of the Dalai Lama on the way home.

Say what you like about politics...

...the man is a pro.

Free Tibet!

Tibet is not free.

Tibet is very expensive.

I have the receipt

from amazon to prove it.


Buddhists say a prayer...

Is Genie gonna be there?

She thinks it's better not.

I want her there.

Pray... that those that eat...

... the things that are eaten

and the actual eating...

... be universally devote herself.

Don't you love it?

I'm going to my room.


Don't mama...

Don't mama...

Don't hurt me like that.

Don't hurt me like that.

Don't come into my room.


Don't come into my room.

When I'm sleeping.

Don't come into my room

when I'm sleeping.

- I won't let you anymore.

- I won't let you anymore.

You mother fucker.

You mother...FUCKER!

You... you hurt me.


How did I hurt you?

I was your little girl...

I was your...

I was your little girl.

And... and you hurt me.

Why did you do it, mama?

Because your parents hurt you?

That's not good enough!


Come on, Havana, stop forgetting!

I don't...

I don't care what they did to you.

I wish they'd... killed you.

I... I'd kill you myself, mama.

How... how could you

do that to a child?

How could you do...

what you did to me?

I want to be free Clarice.

I want to be free.

Clarice, mama...

Mama, mama.

Set me free!

I will be free.

We will take back the years you stole.


Please... please...

I'm gonna press on a

personal history point.

Everything is stored in thighs.


Take back the years, Havana.

Take back the years she

stole from that little girl.


Rebeca, we need to stop.

You're a patient here.

I want to help you,

not make you things...

You don't think I set

those fires, do you?

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Bruce Wagner

Bruce Alan Wagner (born March 22, 1954) is an American novelist and screenwriter based in Los Angeles known for his apocalyptic yet ultimately spiritual view of humanity as seen through the lens of the Hollywood entertainment industry. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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